On August 22, 2016, two Congressional committees issued subpoenas on the three companies involved in the management of Clinton’s private server: Platte River Networks (PRN), Datto, Inc., and SECNAP, Inc. They were ordered to turn over all responsive documents by September 12, 2016. Datto complies with some documents by the deadline, but PRN and SECNAP do not.
Representative Lamar Smith (Credit: Harry Hamburg / The Associated Press)
Representative Lamar Smith (R), chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, one of the two committees that issued the subpoenas, releases a statement on September 12, 2016 about this: “It is clear that the server maintained by Platte River contained official government business and even sensitive state secrets. Alarmingly, Platte River and SECNAP denied having any documents related to information technology security precautions on former Secretary Clinton’s server or network. This type of blatant denial and willful misinterpretation of the subpoenas will not be tolerated. I’m hopeful for the sake of our nation’s officials that email server security will be taken seriously and that these two companies will comply with legally issued subpoenas.”
Smith claims that PRN and SECNAP “chose willfully to misinterpret the plain language of the subpoena and did not provide any documents responsive to the Chairman’s subpoena. Both companies claim to possess no responsive documents despite evidence to the contrary found in the documents produced by Datto as well as details outlined in the FBI’s release of documents on September 2, 2016.”
As a result, new subpoenas have been issued to SECNAP and PRN demanding the documents. (US Congress, 9/12/2016)